Marc Campbell
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--marc commented on 16 Apr 2014
Apparently, DrawIt has been completely phased out for Sketch3.

All prior web pages referencing DrawIt on the developer's current web site now redirect to Skecth3.
[Version 3.10.8]



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--marc reviewed on 08 Apr 2014
This Apache licensed, open source, not-been-update since June 2010 ran successfully for me on Mavericks 10.9

The application does support IPv4 ... but does not support IPv6.

With 'namebench', I was able to find some reliable IPv4 DNS "Domain Name" servers to use which also did not do annoying "DNS Hijacking".

To my surprise, Time Warner DNS systems had timeouts where the servers *never* responded. (Does Time Warner know they slow internet traffic BW consumption by dropping a % of DNS responses ???)

I dropped Time Warner DNS, made some other DNS changes, and now my internet access is faster and more efficient on the same connection ... thanks to 'namebench'.
[Version 1.3.1]



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--marc reviewed on 07 Apr 2014
Transmit provides a secure/HTTPS WebDav connect to my web hosting on Mavericks.

At the time of this review, CyberDuck & OS X are not successfully connecting to these web servers with a secure/HTTPS WebDav connection on Mavericks. Forklift did not work for me on pre-Mavericks ... so, I've not kept Forklift on my system. YummyFTP does not support WebDav protocol.

I do think that CyberDuck, ForkLift, Transmit & YummyFTP are worth considering, if they work for your situation.

For my situation, Transmit works where others currently do not, and Transmit is a pleasant, productive application to use.
[Version 4.4.6]



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--marc reviewed on 07 Apr 2014
I have used Time Palette since the 1990's pre-OS X days. On Mavericks today, this application is running OK for me.

The application has nice feature as a 'Schedules' view. The 'Schedules' view allows multiple time zones to be viewed base on a *variable*future* date & time.

The 'Schedules' multi-zone *variable* date-time controls saves me time setting up international conferencing sessions.

Many other multi-zone clocks show a fixed time for *right*now, and not for some proposed time in the future.

So, in my case, the multi-zone *variable* date-time panel is sufficient for me to justly supporting the developer ... in addition, I would note that I like & use many of the Time Palette features as well. :-)
[Version 6.2]



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--marc commented on 08 Jan 2014
For the adventurous, the following MaddTheSane/perian github repository may be of interest ...
--> https://github.com/MaddTheSane/perian
--> https://github.com/MaddTheSane/perian/releases
[Version 1.2.3]



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--marc reviewed on 02 Nov 2013
I use Things on both OS X and iOS. The application is reasonably flexible in how the the information can be structured. The interface and actions are efficient and fast. The desktop to iOS synchronization is reliable.

This application is worth anyone's consideration as a personal task manager.

However, there are still areas where the product can be improved:

1. UNDO. Actions can be so efficient and fast that mistakes are made; and, you miss what actually happened. While items are retained (not lost) in the log and trash ... an UNDO of the last N actions would be a time saver.

2. DAILY REVIEW TAGS. Tags should also show in the Daily Review section.

3. CONTACTS/DELEGATION. The iOS version should support the use of contact for tracking delegation to contacts similar to the laptop version.

4. PROJECTS IN AREAS. Project should also be able to be associated to and viewed under areas of responsibilities. Right now Projects and Areas are mutually exclusive. For example a "Home Maintenance" Area of Responsibility might have and Exterior Paint Project and a Re-Landscape project.
[Version 2.2.2]



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--marc reviewed on 26 Sep 2013
Netbeans & Eclipse focus on cross platform applications based on Java. And, I've used both for Java application development.

However, Java is not available in such places as iOS.

This summer, I discovered the Qt for iOS Preview starting with the Qt 5.1 release. As examples, Qt based applications 'SubAttack' and 'QtQuicksand' were available free in Apple iTunes App Store.

I have also found the Qt5 to be a useful IDE for even generic, class console based C/C++ applications. GUI applications were reasonably easy to create with the help for community YouTube tutorials.

The Qt has worked well for applications with serial connections to the Arduino.

So, I currently use Qt Creator as my primary C/C++ IDE and Qt Library as my preferred cross platform toolkit.
[Version 5.1.1]



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--marc reviewed on 23 Jul 2013
Overall, I have found MAMPS/MAMPS Pro to be a solid useable package. Thus 4 star's; however ...

I switched from using MAMPS Pro for several years to AMPPS for the following reasons:

1) AMPPS has been easier to teach to my kids than MAMPS

2) In my view, MAMPS has some pieces related to the user configuration which are "more closed, less transparent" than AMPPS. AMPPS directly provides the raw config files. MAMPS layers a closed source GUI on various config files.

3) AMPPS directory structure is more like our live server directory structure than MAMPS.

4) AMPPS more convenient to use. In particular, the basic CPanel and Softaculous are particularly helpful in working with installing and maintaining open source web apps such as WordPress.
[Version 2.1.3]



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--marc reviewed on 23 Jul 2013
Overall, I have found MAMPS/MAMPS Pro to be a solid useable package. Thus 4 star's; however ...

I switched from using MAMPS Pro for several years to AMPPS for the following reasons:

1) AMPPS has been easier to teach to my kids than MAMPS

2) In my view, MAMPS has some pieces related to the user configuration which are "more closed, less transparent" than AMPPS. AMPPS directly provides the raw config files. MAMPS layers a closed source GUI on various config files.

3) AMPPS directory structure is more like our live server directory structure than MAMPS.

4) AMPPS more convenient to use. In particular, the basic CPanel and Softaculous are particularly helpful in working with installing and maintaining open source web apps such as WordPress.
[Version 2.1.4]



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--marc reviewed on 23 Jul 2013
I switched from using MAMPS Pro for several years to AMPPS for the following reasons:

1) AMPPS has been easier to teach to my kids than MAMPS

2) In my view, MAMPS has some pieces related to the user configuration which are "more closed, less transparent" than AMPPS. AMPPS directly provides the raw config files. MAMPS layers a closed source GUI on various config files.

3) AMPPS directory structure is more like our live server directory structure than MAMPS.

4) AMPPS more convenient to use. In particular, the basic CPanel and Softaculous are particularly helpful in working with installing and maintaining open source web apps such as WordPress.
[Version 2.0]



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